Project call COGEM: unintended germline modification in new gene therapies

The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) commissions third-party research to support its work. The following project is open for enrollment: Germline modification and new gene therapies; an exploration. This project is a collaboration with the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO), and aims to gain insight into the likelihood of unintended germline modification in new (non-viral) gene therapies to support risk analysis. Interested parties are invited to submit a project bid. More information can be read here.

Vacancy: Technician Vector Analytics and Production @ MeiraGTx


MeiraGTx Netherlands is an Amsterdam based biopharmaceutical company developing local gene therapy for different indications. The company specializes in the development of viral gene therapy vectors, in particular adeno-associated virus (AAV) based therapeutics. Several product candidates are in the discovery and development phase. In our programs, we collaborate with world leading scientists.


MeiraGTx Netherlands is seeking a motivated technician to join our team. He/she will be involved in the execution of current and new projects and external collaborations, focusing on the generation of new AAV-based vectors targeting inflammatory disease. The aim of these projects is to develop new product candidates for clinical testing. In addition, the research should generate new intellectual property to protect the company’s future products. The technician’s main responsibility is to perform quality control on vectors produced by MeiraGTx Netherlands, using molecular and biochemical techniques, and setting up of new analytical assays to characterize vector batches. Furthermore, the technician will be involved in production and purification of research batches of vectors. The technician will have a unique opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary collaborative research at MeiraGTx.

Education and experience requirements

  • HLO level or equivalent in Lifesciences and at least 3 years of work experience
  • Experience in molecular biological and biochemical techniques, especially in qPCR and ELISA
  • Experience with ddPCR and preparing of samples for NGS sequencing is highly preferred
  • Experience with production and purification of viruses is preferred
  • Pro-active and accurate
  • Independent and problem-solving
  • Good documentation skills
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • Flexible, devoted and professional attitude
  • Proficient in English

MeiraGTx Netherlands offers the opportunity to work in an exciting and entrepreneurial environment. We allow you to grow within an organization that encourages talent, and that supports the development of its employees and fuels excellence. We are project focused and have built a culture with a high degree of personal empowerment. Our energetic and enthusiastic employees participate in and influence the long-term growth of MeiraGTx.

To apply, please send your full resume and motivation by e-mail to our Manager Operations Anouk Veneboer, e-mail:  / Address: Paalbergweg 2-4, 1105 AG  Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Phone: +31 682229139. For questions related to the position, please contact Mostafa Zahmatkesh (project lead vector productions and process development)